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Thoughtfully written book on the subject of rhetoric (the art of persuasion) from a Christian worldview. The book is a compilation of writings by various Christian intellectuals such as: C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and others. Just over 200 pages, the book focuses on the various liturgies of the Christian faith and how they…[Read more]
Great read on the different political schools of thought and covers many aspects of each type: definition, history of, strengths, weaknesses, how the Christian viewpoint compares with the political philosophy, etc.
Almost 300 pages, the title is a heavy read in that the author is obviously well-educated and very well-informed on the subject and…[Read more]
The book is around 200 pages and the author uses Bible verses and personal experiences in addressing objections such as:
– Hypocrites in the church.
– Violence and suffering in the world.
– Other religions.
– What the Bible has to say about homosexuality.
– The existence of God.
A total of 20 topics are covered and each one is addressed in…[Read more]
Excellent read on strengthening your marriage. Around 260 pages, the title covers many topics, including:
1. Societal factors and changes that affect the relationship.
2. 4 reasons why couples can feel disconnected.
3. A man’s and woman’s top needs.
4. How the birth order affects a marriage.
5. The best and worst of various…[Read more]
Good, practical advice and information on small groups and the small group leader. Around 190 pages, the title covers several topics, including:
1. What a small leader is not.
2. Characteristics of a good shepherd.
3. Questions to ask yourself when planning a small group.
4. Suggestions for practicing hospitality.
5. Ways to encourage…[Read more]
Interesting read on how technology affects humans and how human affect technology. Many issues about the topic are addressed, including:
1. How technology can impact our spiritual formation.
2. How technology can change the way we see the world.
3. Technology can be used for good and bad.
4. The impact of addiction to technology has on…[Read more]
Good read for the woman or young girl who wants to remain sexually pure in today’s culture. Contains insights on several issues on the topic, including:
1. Culture’s lies about sex.
2. Women were made for intimacy.
3. Dealing with temptations.
4. The struggles that go on in a woman’s mind.
5. Sexual freedom from a biblical point of…[Read more]
“Finding Beautiful” is a good read targeted towards women to seek beauty as God views it instead of what the world says. The author describes that while the world should not dictate how women should seek beauty, there are many examples of beauty on display throughout the world: vulnerability, trust, worth, dreams, creation, adventure, etc.…[Read more]
Good read on the various ways you can make your home your retreat and place of solitude and entertaining. Many topics are covered, including: food to serve and ways to serve, decorative items such as coffee table and decorations, color in various rooms, plants, and many others.
Informative, contains many good pictures, and good narrative, the…[Read more]
While the number of unbelievers/atheists/agostics/etc. continues to climb (especially in the United States) and world violence and chaos increases, one would think that God is silent and is not acting in the world. In “He Is Not Silent”, Albert Mohler would beg to differ and offers several reasons and thoughts to challenge that assumption.…[Read more]
“Holy Noticing” is a great title on encouraging and challenging the reader to live in the moment. Indeed, in a day and time where distractions abound (busyness, work, social media, noise, advertising, etc.), we all need a reminder to live in the moment instead of waiting for that perfect day (which will never come) before we can start enjoying…[Read more]
Really like the central theme of this book: while followers of Jesus Christ will experience perfection and prosperity for all eternity in heaven, we can also better enjoy life on earth. This is not one of those “prosperity theology” books promising nothing but peace, financial wealth, perfect health, etc.
However, the book is biblically-based…[Read more]
In a day and age where some churches rarely teach and preach from the Old Testament, it’s refreshing to see how the Old Testament is practical and relevant to our lives today as it was thousands of years ago in OT times. “Old Testament Ethics” is well-written, informative, and easy to follow and covers a lot of real-life topics mentioned in the…[Read more]
Great read and reminder that the Lord is always near us, whether we feel like it or not. I’ve read some of Morgan’s titles and this is another one. Around 180 pages, the title is a relatively quick read and may be completed in a few sittings. Some of the areas covered where we can experience God’s closeness include:
worship, special places,…[Read more]
Good title for anyone wanting advanced knowledge for applying the Enneagram for their own lives and for better knowing others. Each chapter describes the particular Enneagram number, words that describe and do not describe the number, knowing the person with a particular number better, who the person really is and is not, and other pertinent…[Read more]
Good title containing thoughts on various topics of the Christian life. The book’s central theme is a challenge to live counter-culturally to what the world says and instead follow the Lord – the essence of denying self and following Jesus. The book addresses several areas on where we submit to God: our mind, body, time, possessions, work,…[Read more]
“The Book Of Signs” is another excellent title by David Jeremiah and focuses on the events we can see around us and the world that lead up to the final days of human history as we know it. Over 400 pages, the book is well-written, easily understandable, and covers many topics, including:
1. The events going on in and around specific countries:…[Read more]
Another great title by John Maxwell – the author combines his theological background as a pastor and leadership experiences in various roles into another version of the Leadership Bible.
Seems to be a big upgrade from previous versions – adds more study notes, excerpts from previous books, and of course, many insights on leadership out of the…[Read more]
Great read on how holy and mighty God is. Indeed, in a society where human reasoning and accomplishment is deified and God is minimized, this title is an excellent challenge to this mentality. Around 250 pages, “None Greater” covers attributes that human reasoning alone cannot comprehend: eternity, creation, simplicity, time, emotions, goodness…[Read more]
Excellent read on being content in life. For clarification, contentment does not mean laziness or complacency, but being satisfied with God’s will and desire for your life. In some cases, God has larger dreams for us than we do for ourselves. In other cases, God may need to sideline us lest we start relying on our fleshly self-effort and…[Read more]
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